I was beginning to think finding my voice, the one heard through my blog and Tweets and Facebook, was harder than finding my protagonist’s voice, and it shouldn’t be that way. After all, I do know my own voice. I don’t have to stop and think how I’ll react to a situation. I know what I like and dislike and what words I’ll choose when I respond to someone.
Susan Kaye Quinn’s post http://ink-spells.blogspot.com/2011/07/author-branding.html helped me to put the whole idea of voice in perspective and it got me thinking about my Author Brand, something I knew about but was just beginning to understand.
As a person, I’m more playful than serious. I like to have fun and to see the people I’m with having fun. I also like to help others. These traits tend to find their way into my characters. Why shouldn’t they show in my blog posts?
I’m starting to think my voice has always been there. It’s just that I’ve been afraid to let it show in my posts. Part of my problem is I can’t help but think I’m not famous. Who’s going to care what I have to say. But the truth is, if only one person cares, then that is something. And one day a blog post of mine may even help that person get passed something they’ve been struggling with.